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AniMazSpot Announces Third Quarter Finalists

AniMazSpot announced the top two short films from the Third Quarter entries selected to go on to vie for Best of Festival prize at the fourth annual AniMazSpot 2012 Festival, September 10-16, 2012.

Press release from AniMazSpot:

AniMazSpot announced the top two short films from the Third Quarter entries selected to go on to vie for Best of Festival prize at the fourth annual AniMazSpot 2012 Festival, September 10-16, 2012.

Two entries from each quarter will make up the eight nominees for Best of Festival. The top Best of Festival winner will receive Larry Loc’s Bozu Bronze trophy. Of course, other close runners-up will be nominated for various other category awards, to be announced after the fourth and final quarter toward the middle of August. The final winners in all categories will be announced, and presented with their awards, on the last evening of the festival on September 16.

The two winners for this Third Quarter are:

Michael Zachary Huber for his Worlds Apart, which focuses on a teddy bear who’s the central character of an adventure that is part science fiction, part thriller and part cautionary fairytale. Some of you may remember Mr. Huber for his short, The Offering, which was nominated for Best Design at AniMazSpot 2010. He studied animation at Cogswell College in Sunnyvale, California, and got some good advice from the AniMazSpot jury panel, and now works in the San Francisco Bay area.

Worlds Apart

Özgül Gürbüz for her Flawless Life, which follows a homeless man through the back alleys of Istanbul, where he finds something in a dumpster which changes his life, while giving us an insight into a life many of us can not even imagine. Ms. Gürbüz is from Istanbul, Turkey, where she studied fine arts and animation  at Anadolu University. This is AniMazSpot’s first Quarterly Winner from Turkey, and if Gürbüz is any example, they hope more Turkish animators will follow.

Flawless Life

Congratulations to these two Q3 winners, as well as the Q1 winners, Lissa Pascale and Nathan Jones, and the Q2 winners, Michaela Copikova and Michael Cawood. These six will be joined by the two winners of the Fourth and final Quarter to see who wins the Bozu Bronze trophy.

The fourth quarter now is open for entries and the deadline for submissions is July 16th, all entries are accepted and receive comments from the AniMazSpot jury panel. To submit a short visit www.animazspot.com, and click “submit a short.”

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